Bringing Sexy Back; THE BIG PICTURE Sex and the City (15) Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Noth, Jason Lewis, Evan Handler, David Eigenberg, Director: Michael Patrick King. Rating: *****

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Bringing Sexy Back; THE BIG PICTURE Sex and the City (15) Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Noth, Jason Lewis, Evan Handler, David Eigenberg, Director: Michael Patrick King. Rating: *****


Byline: Philip Key

IT MUST be the most eagerly anticipated movie of all time and after all the snatched photos, rumours, twists and turns, Sex and the City The Movie does not disappoint.

Coming four years since Mr Big swept our heroine Carrie (Parker) off her feet in Paris in the last episode of the TV series, the film is 2 1/2 hours of bliss as we get to reconnect with our four fabulous girlfriends and New York city.

For those men dragged along by their other halves, or women who somehow missed out on the biggest TV phenomenon of the last decade, the movie opens with a breathtaking opening credits montage condensing 94 episodes of tears, tiaras and tantrums into five minutes of soundbites and one-liners.

Then it is straight on with the movie.

Some 10 years since they started dating and countless break-ups later, Carrie is all loved up with Big (Noth) and poised to take the next step in their relationship: moving into a swanky New York penthouse together.

Samantha (Cattrall) has relocated to Los Angeles with her toyboy lover and model/actor client Smith Jerrod (Lewis), while Charlotte (Davis) paints a picture of domestic bliss with her dependable husband Harry (Handler) and adopted daughter Lily.

Miranda (Nixon) continues to pursue work commitments ahead of home life in Brooklyn with her husband Steve (Eigenberg), son Brady and nanny Magda.

To go further with the story would be too ruin it. The cast and crew have implored people to "brag about it, not blog about it" and I am sticking with that.

All I will say is there are romantic upheavals, weddings, break-ups, make-ups, babies, infidelities and everything else that love and life can throw at you. …

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